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A Walk to Remember (2002)

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

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Storyline

In North Carolina especially in Beaufort a prank on a girl goes wrong and puts the student in the clinic. Carter, a famous student with no plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to join in after-school community service activities as consequence, which include starring as the lead in the play. And participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan, the reverend's daughter who has great ambitions and nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to like her, that he did not expect to do. They relationship, much to the chagrin of Landon's old popular friends and Jamie's strict reverend father. But when a heart-breaking secret becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. Written by Pjshipman

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She didn't belong. She was misunderstood. And she would change him forever. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some sensual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un amor para recordar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,177,488 (USA) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$41,227,069 (USA) (26 April 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was shot in North Carolina; many of the sets were from the TV show Dawson's Creek (1998), particularly the school, the hospital and Landon's home. See more »

Goofs

When Landon asks Jamie to show him Pluto, she tells him that it's only viewable just before the Sun rises. The only two planets that would have this distinction are Mercury and Venus. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dean: Is he here yet?
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: The 2016 Oscars (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancin' in the Moonlight
Written by Sherman Kelly
Performed by Toploader
Courtesy of S2/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A beautiful, powerful movie.
24 January 2002 | by (Carpenteria, CA) – See all my reviews

This film was such a wonderful surprise. While I was expecting a moderately lightweight piece of teen fare, the film came in with truly profound depth, impeccable performances, solid direction and good pacing through a difficult story. Mandy Moore is a certifiable superstar. And Shane West is really good, and a big surprise was Lauren German, who is not only a very good actress, but so beautiful it is pure joy to watch her. The religion elements of the story are effectively interlaced into the narrative without feeling like the viewer is being force-fed a theological viewpoint. And bring tissues- this one is a real tearjerker which leaves you feeling uplifted and optimistic.


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